Implant failed: How long should I wait to place another?

Last Updated December 02, 2013

I installed 6 implants in a patient after extractions of the remaining teeth due to periodontal problems in the mandibular arch. All the implants were buried and cover screws placed. After 12 weeks the implants were uncovered to place healing abutments and at the time of removal of the cover screw in one of the implants, there was mobility (the implant was able to rotate ) and I realized that it had failed to osseointegrate. At that moment the implant was removed and the site was curetted. The question here is how long should I wait to enter the site again and place another implant?

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